Verlyn Lee Hoff, 62, Luverne, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, while working near his home.
A funeral service was Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the First Presbyterian Church in Luverne. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.
Verlyn Hoff was born on July 24, 1955, to Cornelius and Reva (Leenderts) Hoff in Luverne. He was raised on an acreage near Steen and was baptized at Steen Reformed Church, where he also attended Sunday school and catechism. He attended a country school across the road from his home until sixth grade, after which he continued his education in Luverne, graduating in 1973. Following graduation, Verlyn worked on the Orlin Kellenberger farm and Midwest Ambulances in Luverne.
Verlyn married Tamie Garrels on Nov. 22, 1975, at the home of Tamie’s parents. Verlyn worked at the Luverne Farm Store Gas Company for a time. When the company decided to divide into two separate businesses, Verlyn became the manager of the Ferrelgas Company. Living at their present acreage north of Luverne, Verlyn fulfilled his aspiration of farming full time, working the fields and raising hogs, a passion that grew to a family affair.
Verlyn was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Luverne, where he was an elder and served on the property and finance committees. Verlyn was an active shareholder and board member of the Take 16 Brewery in Luverne and took great pride in its collaborative success. Whether motorcycling, snowmobiling, golfing, pontooning, or recharging at the lot on Lake Benton, Verlyn appreciated the beauty of the Minnesota seasons. He also liked to get away in the winter to Apache Junction, Arizona, for some time on the Harley Davidson. In the summer Verlyn and Tamie spent a lot of time on the motorcycle and cruising in the Corvette. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Verlyn is survived by his wife, Tamie; two children, Shelly (Mark) Ahlschlager of Hardwick, and Chad (Darcy) Hoff of Luverne; three grandchildren, Dylan, Marshal and Logan Hoff; his mother, Reva Hoff. Luverne; and two siblings, Sharon (Tim) Knoll, Brandon, South Dakota, and Roger (Lisa) Hoff, Steen.
He was preceded in death by his father, Cornelius Hoff, and a sister, Joyce Hoff.
Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.